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ABC
Sep 26, 2012 11:35pm EDT
invented harry, hogwarts. what is left? tonight in an abc news exclusive i talked with j.k. rowling who penned the wildly popular "harry potter" series about her next chapter. >>> and it's a secret as closely guarded at the sorcerer's stone. now an exclusive preview of her new book "the casual vacancy" a novel for adults only. >>> good evening. i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight the food fight sweeping school cafeterias nationwide. it's only been a month since new federal guidelines mandating healthy school lunches went into effect but many students already finding them hard to swallow. cafeteria fare. now calorie-restricted some peop claim their lunch doesn't fill them up. turning to youtube to make their voices heard. here's ab's jim avila. >> reporter: it's a noble effort but an abc news investigation shows the usda's new school lunch guidelines are not going down so well with many kids cross the country. america's public school students protesting the new federal war on child obesity with guidelines promoting smaller portions, fewer calories, less meat or cheese, more fruits and vegetabl
PBS
Sep 26, 2012 5:30pm EDT
severe government cutbacks. author j.k. rowling reveals her new book and her regrets about writing to of her most famous novel so quickly. >> there were times when it was really tough, and i read them and i think, maybe i will go back and do it over. >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. two massive bomb blast have shaken the syrian capital today setting the military headquarters of light. bombs and bullets are not the only weapons in this war. we heard firsthand evidence of rape being used to emulate and a great victims -- used to humiliate victims. graphic attacks are taking place. >> is just one of the many roads along which they fully. these are among the quarter of a million refugees of syria's war. they bring with them a handful of belongings and stories of crimes that haunt the survivors. this woman said she was arrested at a checkpoint and later repeatedly raped, along with three other women. >> a daily rape took place in front of the other girls. that was the time that would remove the blindfolds so that the girls could see what was happening be
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 2:00am PDT
week. >> wouldn't that be something? >>> not much is known by j.k. rowling except that it is for adults only. casual vacancy goes on sale today and it's a world away from marry and the hogwarts. her new book features sex, drugs and lots of swear words. we'll have a live report from a london book store at the bottom of the hour. >> i can't wait. he was the only boy on the girls varsity volleyball team. right? now the league has changed its mind. we'll tell you why and what happened. coming up next. he's not very h♪ ♪ to look at [ sighs ] ♪ oh, he's shaggy ♪ and he eats like a hog [ male announcer ] the volkswagen jetta. available with advanced keyless technology. control everything from your pocket, purse, or wherever. that's the power of german engineering. ♪ that dirty, old egg-suckin' dog ♪ for their "destination wedding." double miles you can "actually" use. but with those single mile travel cards... [ bridesmaid ] blacked out... but i'm a bridesmaid. oh! "x" marks the spot she'll never sit. but i bought a dress! a toast... ...to the capital one venture card. fly a
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
this today, either. it's our exclusive interview with j.k. rowling, her new book and the personal secret she's never revealed until now. and "modern family" taking over "gma." julie bowen is with us. she has the emmy. and now, she has us. that lucky girl. >> we are looking forward to that. a whole lot coming up. >>> let's start with the good news on the economy from josh. >> indications that home values and the economic recovery are on the rise. but who is benefitting the most? abc's rob nelson looking at trends. good morning to you, rob. >> good morning, josh. good news for so many feiolks o there. we got data from the 20 biggest cities in the country. and home prices are posting the strongest gains since 2007. in the first seven months of this year, prices in those cities have gone up nearly 6%. on top of that, some of the biggest gains in value, are coming at the low end of the housing market. that means the less expensive homes, hit hardest by the downturn. we're not out of the woods just yet. prices are still down 30%, compared to before the recession. but every improvement h
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> can't wait for this today, either. it's our abc news exclusive interview with j.k. rowling, her new book and the personal secret she's never revealed until now. >>> and "modern family" taking over "gma." julie bowen is with us. she has the emmy. and now, she has us. that lucky girl. >> we are looking forward to that. a whole lot coming up. >>> let's start with the good news on the economy from josh. >> we're going to begin there. very important news there affecting millions of americans. new indications this morning that home values, a key factor in the economic recovery, are on the rise. but who is benefitting the most? abc's rob nelson looking at trends. good morning to you, rob. >> good morning, josh. really big news for so many folks out there. we got data from the 20 biggest cities in the country. and it's good news to tell you this morning. home prices have posted the strongest gains since 2005, seven years ago before the recession. in the first seven months of this year, prices in those cities have gone up nearly 6%. on top of that, some of the biggest gains in value are
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
northeast and florida. >>> finally from us this morning, writer j.k. rowling set the world of children's books on fire with harry potter and his magical world. her new book is much more down to earth. >> "casual vacancy" is the name. and it goes on sale today. and "nightline's" cynthia mcfadden got an early look. >> reporter: books. movies. >> you're a wizard, harry. >> i'm a what? >> reporter: merchandise. a theme park. the harry potter universe, j.k. rowling's creation, has spell bound millions. now, rowling has left her wizarding world behind for an adult novel called "the casual vacancy." you've gone from the ultimate fantasy to the ultimate reality. >> i've gone from dragons and unicorns and all the fun that's involved in writing that, to a book that intensely personal. that expresses a lot of my reality. >> reporter: rowling insists the book is not a memoir. but she did draw on the darker times of her life to craft her characters. >> we have an adult character in the book who has obsessive compulsive disorder. these are things i know from the inside. yeah. >> reporter: the ocd part
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
never. author j.k. rowling talks about the possibility of a new harry potter book, next. >>> the ban on plastic bags is coming to restaurants now. santa cruz county will be among the first in the state to ban bags for carry-out food. the county's board of supervisors voted to put restaurants become on the list of places prohibited from using plastic bags. this ban will take effect in april. now santa cruz also bans plastic bags in grocery and convenience stores. previously, you might recall san francisco has also voted to ban plastic bags in restaurants. that ban will take effect next summer. however, the rule is being challenged in court. >>> opening the books. the boy scouts of america launching review of four decades of records for possible abuse allegations. the boy scouts says it wants to make sure all allegations from the last 47 years are reported to law enforcement. the move comes after a "new york times" investigation found that scout officials did not report hundreds of cases from 1970 to 1991. the newspaper also found 80% of abuse cases the scouts had learned directly
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 9:00am PDT
now is bracing for another bad day. >>> she's famous for her harry potter books. now j.k. rowling has written something completely different. we'll go live to london for the reaction. its multi-action formula restores visibly healthier skin in 3 days. neosporin® eczema essentials™. [ female announcer ] pop in a whole new kind of clean. with tide pods. just one removes more stains than the 6 next leading pacs combined pop in. stand out. governor of getting it done. you know how to dance... with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! >>> now more than two weeks since the violent de
NBC
Sep 15, 2012 9:00am EDT
waiting for is j.k. rowling, the harry potter author. she said she wouldn't write any more harry potters. she's going to get all of the adults hooked because she has a book coming out, called "casual vacancy" for adults and takes that same idea of getting you hooked into something and really i think adults will go for a ride for a long time with jay cutler -- j.k. rowling. >> are they witches? >> it's a mystery and is it starts with a murder, a city council person in a london area and what happens and who's involved and all of that so i have a feeling that j.k. rowling will continue on. the best thing about fall is the all of these award winning authors are coming out with new books so juneau diaz has a new book out, this is how you allows -- lose her. it's all about love and romance so getting ready for fall and then "telegraph avenue" by michael shabbin. this one is already called the best book of 2012. it's about two exhippies who have a record shop right outside of berkley and their wives are midwives and what happens when a big chain store comes into the neighborhood and thr
CBS
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
attorneys will receive the rest. the campus police officers shown spraying the students was fired. >>> j.k. rowling's first book for adults will be released today. "the casual vacancy" is a story that takes place in a peaceful english village. rowling is the most successful living writer. she said there's a chance she may write another book for young people. i wish i had her imagination. >>> a group in switzerland said it will present proof there's an earlier version of mona lisa. it believes it was done by leonardo davinci at least 11 years before the famous mona lisa that now hangs in the louvre. the clothing and posture is similar. the only thing different is the landscape in the background. some said davinci couldn't have paint the it based on x-rays. fascinating. have to see what happens with that. >>> coming up after your local news on cbs "this morning" tips on booking your holiday travel, i'm terrell brown, this is the "cbs morning news". brown, this is the "cbs morning news". here's my morning routine. wardrobe. cute. then new activia breakfast blend. mmm... a great way to help st
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 2:35am EDT
the harry potter series for kids. but now will j.k. rowling reel in their parents. we'll hear from the author as she prepares to release her first book for adults. >> food fight in cafeterias across this country. why students say eating all the healthy food is leaving them hungry for more. you are watching "world news now." ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no n hair removal. the new color changing candle from air wick, brings light and fragrance together, to create a mesmerizing experience in your home. try the new color changing candle. something in the air wick. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly. another step forward in our mission for health. ♪ ♪ >>> well, gone are the days when the school cafeteria was a smorgasbord of high fat, hig
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
exclusive interview with j.k. rowling. her brand-new book has been top secret, until now. we'll hear her read it aloud this morning. not an adult novel. a novel for adults. >>> let's get to the headline football fans have been waiting for. the nfl and nfl referees union, reaching a contract agreement overnight, ending that three-month lockout that had replacement refs calling the shots. the official referees will be back on the field tonight. and john muller is here with all of the very welcome details. john? >> reporter: you got that right. our long, national referee nightmare is over. after weeks of blown calls and a "monday night football" game that will live in infamy. the replacement refs are headed for the showers. the real refs will be back tonight for the ravens/browns game. across the nation, relief. >> this breaking news story. the locked out referees are locked out no more. >> reporter: it was this single moment. this botched call by replacement referees during monday's seahawks/packers game. >> who has it? who do they give it to? >> reporter: that changed what had been a labo
CNBC
Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm EDT
to do it. j.k. rowling goes a very different way in her latest book. no muggles. just a lot of adult situations. plus a tough night for prime minister david cameron on broadway with letterman. >> the literal translation is what? you have magna. >> a very awkward moment for all the queen's subjects. we'll tell you more coming up. americans are always ready to work hard for a better future. since ameriprise financial was founded back in 1894, they've been committed to putting clients first. helping generations through tough times. good times. never taking a bailout. there when you need them. helping millions of americans over the centuries. the strength of a global financial leader. the heart of a one-to-one relationship. together for your future. ♪ >>> all right, simon, have you seen this? it is british -- letterman. it's british. that's letterman. having a bit of a squirm last night on david's show. he was asked what the magna carta literally translates to in english. >> the literal translation is -- was what? you have magna -- >> again, you're testing me. >> boy, it would be good
CNBC
Sep 27, 2012 2:00pm EDT
miss. and the big book boom. why j.k. rowling is oh, so important to the u.s. economy. >> okay. well, let's move on and take a look at what's happening in the markets. and it is all about breaking losing streaks on wall street today. the dow is on track to break a four-day skid. and with today's gains at least major averages with a better than 3% gain for september. so far. the s&p 500 is riding a five-day losing streak. but does appear to be setting to break that today. however, both the s&p and the nasdaq, even with today's possession, are on track for their biggest weekly drops in nearly four months. brian? >> all right, mandy, thank you. meantime, the violent protests continue in spain. today the government unveiling a new budget proposal to try to bring down the nation's crippling deficit. in it a proposed $51 billion spending cut next year, including an average 12% cut in government ministerial spending, a freeze in public pay for the third consecutive year, and a new 20% tax on lottery winnings. now, it does give something to the people. protection for pensions. well, bo
FOX
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
day? weather and traffic on the 1s just ahead. >>> the news that will p >>> j.k. rowling's new adult novel "the casual vacancy." sounds naughty, doesn't sfit. >> no. >> it's an adult novel. >> to you. >> the author is already thinking about her next book, too. she says she may write another book set in harry potter's magical world. rowling became the world's most successful living writer with her seven novels about the boy who discovers he's a wizard and then battles the forces of evil. the 47-year-old author says even though harry's story is done, she is considering a new story set in the same universe. >> j.k. rowling is a genius in my book. those books are so fun. all the time and effort to create that world and the characters and spells and the storyline. so i'm looking forward to the forward to the fact that she might write another series set in the magic world. >> but not to the adult novel? >> i'm going read that, too. she doesn't mean adult like what you're thinking. she means adult novel like for people of our age. >> oh. okay. we're going to go to weather now. veronica? >>
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. >> reporter: book, movies, merchandise a theme park. "harry potter" universe, j.k. rowling's creation, has spellbound millions. but now rowling is leaving the wizarding world behind for a decidedly adult novel called "the casual vacancy." but she hasn't abandoned her guiding values. you said about "harry potter," that at the end, love won out. what wins out here in "vacancy"? >> the absence of love certainly causes some very profound problems in the book. the two things that obsess me are morality and mortality. and clearly that was "harry potter." and in a very, very different, it's also "the casual vancy." >> reporter: you've gone -- it seems to me -- from the ultimate fantasy to the ultimate reality. >> i have gone from dragons and unicorns and all the fun that's involved in writing that to a book that's intensely personal, that expresses a lot of my reality. >> reporter: rowling insists the book isn't a memoir but she did draw on the darker times of her life to craft her characters. >> we have an adult character in the book who has obsessive-compulsive disorder. and these are -- these
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 11:35pm PDT
. tune in tomorrow night to watch cynthia mcfadden's interview with j.k. rowling.
NBC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00am PDT
>>> change of plea. the teen charged with manslaughter in the death of a father and daughter in concord pleads guilty. this morning, we're hearing from the victims' family. >>> and extra steps to protect students after a man grabs a girl in a student bathroom. >>> and west nile virus in the city. how san francisco health officials are responding to the first human case of the virus. >>> right now, a live look outside over foster city. christina loren will be along to tell you about a very warm forecast that is coming up. you are watching nbc bay area. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> i'm jon kelley. good morning. this just in to the newsroom, a surprising change of course for the concord teen charged in the crash that killed a father and daughter. >> we have jodi hernandez who got out of the courtroom. >> reporter: the teenager struck and killed the father and daughter along the sidewalk last april. changed his plea to guilty. the victims' family walked out of the courtroom in tears after hearing the teenager admit for the first time that he was driving 72 miles in hour in a 45-mile-an-hour zone hitting and killing the man and his 5-year-old daughter. the teenager pleaded guilty this morning to two counts of manslaughter with gross negligence and one count of reckless driving. his attorney told the court he has written numerous apology letters that the attorney has been holding on to. the teenager tried to get up and apologize in the courtroom, but the family stopped him. the family wasn't prepared emotionally to hear that apology today. >> we understand that that's a good thing that he has realized what's done, but it rings a bit hollow to us because she is now without her husband and without her daughter and now with this date, he is now apologizing. i can't help but think it is because he feels that will benefit him. >> and i know everybody out there is a parent and they feel my pain without saying anything to me. everybody is a parent. everybody is a wife. everybody is a sister. everybody is a brother. put yourself in my shoes. >> he did want to apologize today. the family's attorney didn't wouldn't that. we'll get our turn. we will get our opportunity. he wants to express his remorse. >> reporter: the teenager's attorney says he has been in therapy trying to deal with what he has done. his parents left court without comment. th their son was immediately taken into custody. he will be sentenced next month. he faces seven years and eight months behind bars. because he is a juvenile, he can only be held until he is 21. reporting live, jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >>> with a goal of better protecting children, some safety measures at a san mateo school after a man tried to kidnap a girl on campus. parents finishing up a meeting with the school administration. we have bob redell with more on what they are doing to keep the kids safe. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jon. the meeting finished not too long ago. the deputy chief of police from san mateo and the school district and 150 parents and the mother and father of the girl who was abducted from the san mateo school this past friday afternoon. that girl, by the way, went back to school on monday. according to the district, she is doing great and was cheerful. her parents are still upset. they made their feelings known in the closed-door meeting this morning. this was a time for them and other parents of other students to come here ask questions and make suggestions on how to make the school safer. >> why is there a fence in the back? why is there an opening there? in case of a lockdown? how did he get on campus? >> reporter: the school has called out a fencing company for an estimate. some issues the lady talked about is the fencing. you can see a fence gate that is left open. they are in the process of getting this shut. they had to add another gate. they are trying to close all of the entry points. the fences are short. they have to deal with down the road. to make it taller to avoid others getting on campus. it is a one way in and one way out policy on the school. parents are no longer allowed to wait on campus. they must wait outside. some parents said they waited for hours to be notified by school on friday. the school wanted to make sure the information was accurate. police arrested bradley marosak here on friday. 25-year-old man followed the girl in the bathroom and groped her and dragged her to a house. she escaped by kicking him and throwing rocks at him. the district attorney tells us earlier in the day, a school secretary at horrell elementary escorted him off campus because he was acting suspicious. he travelled to bayside and asked a middle school student if she was a virgin. he was charged in court yesterday. he is expected to enter a plea to two felony charges and six misdemeanors next week. reporting live, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> a san jose chef is in the hospital after getting attacked during a short break from work. police say they were called to las privatize palapas restaurant after 11:00 last night. the chef was found on the ground with head injuries. he was taking a break when he was jumped. >> the reports were that several males in the area were early in the investigation and trying to determine if there were suspects. >> police say they are interviewing witnesses and hope the information will lead to an arre arrest. they also say they are not sure if it is gang-related. >>> a hunt is on for armed suspects who pulled the trigger on interstate 580 at stonebridge and center street. it was shutdown for more than an hour while officers pursued the suspects. suspects in a ford taurus got out and ran away. it is unclear if any of the suspects was injured. >>> health officials are reporting the first human case of west nile virus. the san francisco man is recovering at home after he developed encephalitis. the health department says this is rare and can develop in the elderly or those with compromised immune systems. no way to tell if the man was bitten in the san francisco area or another county. one dead bird tested positive for the virus which shows it is present in the city. >> we sent out a health alert to the physicians of san francisco that west nile virus is here. this is the season. we had a case in san francisco. be on the lookout for somebody with symptoms of confusion. ask about where they have been. >> west nile virus is most often transmitted to people through animals through a mosquito bite. only one in five develop an illness. symptoms include fever and muscle aches. there have about 165 cases in california and six people have died. >>> we will show you b.a.r.t. that released video of an explosion at the civic station earlier this month. watch the top left of the screen. a flash and people falling backward along with the cloud of smoke. we will play this one more time. you can see what looks to be an arc of electricity or something on the right. b.a.r.t. says the september 16th explosion was caused by metal debris beneath a train. they don't know what the debris was. it looked like it disintegrated. it caused about $600 of damage. >>> nurses will picket at rallies at two of the south bay busiest hospitals at 1:00 this afternoon at good samaritan hospital and regional medical center in san jose. nurses are in the middle of contract negotiations. contracts expire on sunday. >>> angry shoppers of the pueblo are set to march to stop the supermarket chain of using a federal program that checks the immigration status of workers. protesters say the voluntary federal program called e-verify unfairly targets latinos. they plan to rally at 4:00 this afternoon and then march to the pueblo store on story and king roads. they vow to boycott the stores if the owner does not change his mind. the program only affects new hires. >>> wells fargo is announcing the web site is up and working after hackers hit the web site. a group claiming to be affiliated with islam said they took it down. the attacks will continue until the anti-muslim video insulting prophet muhammad is taken down. it looks like things are back to normal on the site. >>> still ahead, tough time force an east bay food. why supplies are running low. >>> and fire and tear gas on the streets of greece. why spending cuts are triggering the massive riots. >>> tesla publishing a long list of problems. we will look through it coming up. >>> temperatures are not bad. temperatures are in the 60s. triple digit heat on the way and rain showers on the same seven-day forecast. we will time it out for you coming up. >>> and giving you a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. it looks nice and empty there. a good time to make your way to san francisco. it is 11:11 now. stay with us. >>> it was a wild scene as an estimated 50,000 protesters marched through the streets of athens angry over the austerity measures. this is video from this morning of protesters throwing molotov cocktails at police. you see the demonstrations closed schools and canceled flights. the country's prime minister and finance ministers are hammering out a $15 billion package of spending cuts. greece's next bailout payment is hinging on the government's agreement of further spending cuts. >>> tesla's shares are hanging on a day after the stock fell. scott mcgrew, there are a lot of challenges ahead for the east bay carmaker. >> tesla filed this with the sec. it is a list of problems that may be ahead. do understand that financial statements are gloomy because the company has to say we warned you about this or that. there is a line on page 11 saying because the company stores batteries for use in cars and factories, there is a chance the factory could burn down. they have to warn about everything. if you drill down into the language, there are interesting facts. 1,000 people have canceled their model s orders and the company warns problems obtaining parts means not only will production slow, but they have to change the design to compensate. also, the epa changed the way the electric carmakers are supposed to measure mileage, but tesla hasn't run the model s through the tests. it is concerned the tests will reveal the s will not go as far as first advertised under the old standards. documents say tesla has renegotiated loans with the department of energy and may have to make further changes to the loans if the d.o.e. will allow it. back to you. >>> scott, thank you. alameda county says the food bank is running slow. inventory is down 50%. the food bank says typically it has as many as 1 million pounds of food on hand during this time of year. so far, their supply is less than 600,000 pounds and dropping. the food bank's director says they need all the help they can get. >> evngaging in food drives. it is important also to let your legislator know you do not want supplemental nutrition programs to be cut. >> food bank representatives say food drive donations have nearly run out. at this point, they hope the cooler weather and upcoming holidays will inspire people to be generous. >>> we are not in store for the cooldown. >> a turn up of temperatures. >> let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning. we have a really interesting and very dramatically different beginning to your seven-day forecast versus the end. what we're expecting the next few days is a warm up on the way. the brunt of the warm up will take place between friday and sunday. today is not too bad. tomorrow is a touch warmer. it starts to get hotter for the weekend. 68 degrees to start you out. i want to zoom into the east bay. temperatures at 66 in pleasanton. 65 in walnut creek. we took it to the visible satellite. fairfield to concord, sunshine. everywhere else has cloudy conditions. as we head through the next couple of hours, the sun will break through. a warm and hot day like l los gatos. 76 today in san francisco. the giants are back at it. they are the n.l. west champs. that may be why they lost the last two games. they are taking on the diamondbacks. it will be foggy out there. not a lot of wind. 56 degrees as you head to the game. bring your coat. as we head through tomorrow, high pressure really starts to move in. this guy will turn our winds offshore. we will warm up and dry out along the way. we are talking about the potential for elevated fire danger as we head through friday and saturday and sunday. that means you will get great beach conditions with the marine layer in the pacific. you will see it lurking offshore with sunshine over the peninsula. 94 degrees by thursday. here is the jump up to 98 degrees. the showers on the way toward the end of next week. it looks like late wednesday into thursday. the north bay will get something. i'm saying 30% to 40% chance of that now. pretty significant and very different from the seven-day forecast. back to you guys. >>> thank you, christina. singer and tv host andy williams has died. his says he passed away at his home in branson, missouri yesterday. the 84-year-old crooner was best known for "moonriver." he had been in show business for 75 years. he is survived by his wife debbie and their three children. williams announced he had bladder cancer next year. >>> our partners at comcast reporting that melky will be left off the playoff roster. he was suspended 50 games after testing positive for a performan performance enhancing drug this year. >>> good news, california state parks will stay open for two more years. governor jerry brown signed a bill to put a two-year moratorium on park closures. they will be funded with a $30 million state surplus which was deliberately concealed by the parks department until recently. it provides more money to the park and recreation commission trying to keep a tighter hold on the department. >>> the author of the "harry potter" series has a new book out. >>> and how much are you spending on tricks and treats this year? a survey shows halloween could get more spooky and expensive. >> to join our conversation, join us on nbc bay area on facebook. lots of prepaid cards come pre-filled with problems. enough is enough. introducing the chase liquid reloadable card. with chase liquid, there's no waiting and no fee to activate you can load cash and checks at any chase depositfriendly atm and there are no withdrawal fees at over 17,500 chase atms all for one flat fee of $4.95 per month. get rid of prepaid problems. get chase liquid. >>> welcome back. i can tell you a lot of book fans will be happy about this one. j.k. rowling will have a new book on store shelves on thursday. 2 million copies is not a lot for the final "harry potter" novel. it sold 5 million copies in ten days in the u.s. rowling kept the plot of the book under wraps, but described it as a rural comedy of manor that has taken on the state of the social themes and builds it into a black melodrama. >>> the first six months of the year, airlines collected $1.7 billion in baggage fees. that is the most ever in a six-month period. delta collected $430 million. airlines collected an additional $1.3 billion in fees for cancellations and flight changes during the first six months of the year. >>> people are paying more for their ghouls and goblins this year. the survey from the retail federation shows seven in ten will spend almost $80 on halloween supplies. up more than $7 from last year. halloween is the eighth biggest season with $8 billion in sales this year. >> i love the time of year with the kids in costumes. >> what about the big kids? >> you were great. >> i was adrian from "rocky." >>> still ahead
WHUT
Sep 23, 2012 8:00am EDT
a trilogy. the first part appeared in 1960. at that time tehama -- at that time, j.k. rowling had not even been born. he is called by another children's writer, philip pullman, as better than tolkien. we went to see him. >> [speaking latin] >> the flames of the room with the ruby like. the shape shifter opened the book. [speaking latin] what is she up to? "i don't know, but it is giving me goose flesh." >> i remember as a child thinking "why don't i live in an interesting place? nothing ever happens here." i read a lot of books. i liked fantasy. i thought it was normality. as i grew older, i realized it was not normality. it was strange. i inherited -- >> we tracked writer alan garner down where archaeologists are digging up an 18th-century barn right beside his house. in his books, sue -- too, what is ancient and underground is never far away. towards, wizard -- towards, wizards, children with month -- magical bracelet's. >> i promise you susan's bracelet. its bright deaths were hidden beneath a milky veil. -- its bright depths hidden by at a milky veil. she went to stand or the
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 4:00am EDT
what? >> reporter: merchandise. a theme park. the harry potter universe, j.k. rowling's creation, has spell bound millions. now, rowling has left her wizarding world behind for an adult novel called "the casual vacancy." you've gone from the ultimate fantasy to the ultimate reality. >> i've gone from dragons and unicorns and all the fun that's involved in writing that, to a book that intensely personal. that expresses a lot of my reality. >> reporter: rowling insists the book is not a memoir. but she did draw on the darker times of her life to craft her characters. >> we have an adult character in the book who has obsessive compulsive disorder. these are things i know from the inside. yeah. >> reporter: the ocd part of it, as well? >> when i was in my teens i had issues with ocd. >> reporter: how did it manifest? >> compulsions. checking things. very common. double-checking. triple-checking. >> reporter: some might wonder why rowling, an almost billionaire, would bother writing another book, putting her reputation on the line. how will you decide this book is a success? >> it won't se
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm PDT
by 33. s&p down six. >>> fans of harry potter author j.k. rowling is awaiting her new book. it is number 1 on line. the casual vacancy is the first novel for adults. it as far cry from witchcraft. it is a small english village. this is for fans of the harry potter series. she might write another book set in the same wizardry world as the potter book. >>> they are taking the internet by storm. watch how his mom gets him to calm down. >> ♪ >> that is awesome. >> 7-month-old sebastian and his mother said amy's trick. playing star wars works every time. >> the video has 400,000 views on you tube. >>> san francisco supervisor wants to encourage food markets to carry more fresh food. 0% of corner stores in the bay view district stock fresh fruit it or vegetables. >> it is limited out in the 10er loin and they offer incentives for offering dairy products and whole wheat bread. >>> the university of california has agreed to a big payout. more on the tentative settlement. more on the infamous pepper spray incident. >> thanks for watching ktvu news. >> oÑ >> the following program contain
Current
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. i wonder who that might refer to. he didn't mention that in the two minutes but it was implicit. j.k. rowling has a book coming out today. back in 2010, she says something about this that was actually exactly on point with what's happening today in our politics. people that asked her hey, are you thinking of moving abroad to avoid taxes here in great britain. she said i don't want to be with the brody exiles. she also said: >> now i love that. i think that is exactly right. look and mitt romney himself admits that his father when he first came here from mexico, they had a mormon branch in mexico and they moved to the u.s. and when they did they took welfare. does he feel the same way if this helped me and my family get on our feet, we should do that for others. no he wants to shred that social safety net. that's not right. as they're campaigning president obama's obviously trying to focus on that, but he had a funny kind of slip up here. watch this as he's speaking at kent state. >> the first thing is i want to see us export more jobs -- export more products. excuse me. [ laughter ]
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 3:00am PDT
time. or your money back. >> stocks j.k. rowling told us in her commencement address so what can we learn from the failures of the last year, you should always remember that even dogs have their day. when you've hated a dog with good reason all the way down and you've been consistently right, don't push your luck. eventually that dog will bite you. in other words, when you're saying that a stock ask-s a sell, sell, sell and it gets slaughtered day after day at some point you have to know when to declare victory and just move on. that's the lesson of first solar. in may i zeroed in on why i thought first solar was a value trap. a stock that appears to be cheap but going much lower because the business is in long term decline. i was feeling good about myself on that one. pat myself on the back. i was so pumped because i told you to get out of first solar when it was $138. it's been down, 60s, 30s, 40s, 20s and i thought it might be what we call a zero shot, meaning going all the way down to zero. i couldn't resist issuing one more sell call when it hit 13. i said it was untouchable as
ABC
Sep 1, 2012 8:00am EDT
room of paint come from journalists. he reminds them the book is a fantasy. >>> another author, j.k. rowling, is building a hogwart's inspired tree house on her scottish estate. this computer simulation, shows 40-foot-hightowers, with turrets, and features a slide, a spiral staircase and a secret tunnel. neighbors actually tried to block the project. >>> and fashion's newest star has her own commercial. this behind-the-scenes video, shows the queen of the catwalk, none other than choupette. designer karl lagerfeld's siamese. this kitty certainly lives in the lap of luxury. she has her own ipad. you heard me correctly. >> rachel, we also hear she has her own manicurist and eats at the table. so, that's one lucky cat. >> true. >> i didn't hear mr. grey denying it. he just says journalists ask me these questions. and it's fantasy. is that a denial? >> he's a lawyer. he's a lawyer. >> yeah. >>> we'll be right back. thought to be the result of overactive nerves that cause chronic widespread pain. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i learned lyrica can provide significant relief fro
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 12:00am EDT
cynthia mcfadden's interview with j.k. rowling. jimmy kimmel is up next. see you tomorrow. >>> up next on an all new "jimmy kimmel live." >> there you are in bed with the lions. >> and kerry washington. >> if there's anything going on between anybody, it's you and i. >> really? >> "dancing with the stars," pamela anderson and music from alanis >> jimmy: hey guillermo, what are you doing? >> guillermo: i'm nominating myself for the toyota hall of fame: legends of fantasy football, where regular people like me can be fantasy football heroes. >> jimmy: i play fantasy football too! >> guillermo: me too! and i just know i'm gonna be inducted into the toyota hall of fame, hall of fame, hall of fame, hall of fame. it's such an honor to be inducted. i'd like to thank my mommy, my doggies pepe and paco, my toyota prius, and especially jimmy kimmel, because i kick his ass in fantasy football. he is a weak little punk and i eat him for lunch every week! and i would also like to thank my mother. thank you everybody! >> jimmy: that was a very powerful dream sequence, i'm deeply moved. >> guill
FOX News
Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm EDT
career's before they launched the top hundred. j.k. rowling's new book is in and for adults. there nor wizards but plenty of sex and satire and swearing. reviews are mixed. associated press full of emotion and they "new york times" says it's disappointing and dull. casual vacancy has already hit number one on amazon. >> before we go, our top five. number five a store in iowa iowa sold last night's winning powerball ticket worth $200 million. real refs return in baltimore. number three, cops arrested a man that made the video that mocked prophet muhammad. cops confirm two people dead and four hurt after an office shooting in minneapolis and number one, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu at the united nations drawing a red line for iran. warning that the country could build a nuclear weapon by next year. that is fox reported top five. >> on this day in 1777, lancaster, pennsylvania served as the capital of the united states of america. british had captured the original capital, philadelphia so delegates moved 60 miles west. they didn't stay there long but congress got some wor
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 12:00am EDT
with j.k. rowling. jimmy kimmel is up next. see you tomorrow. >>> up next on an all new "jimmy kimmel live." >> there you are in bed with the lions. >> and kerry washington. >> if there's anything going on between anybody, it's you and i. >> really? >> "dancing with the stars," pamela anderson and music from alanis anncr: more anti-maryland ads. from this west virginia casino. they want marylanders to keep coming to west virginia... casinos like theirs. spending one hundred seventy million a year. question seven will keep those dollars at home. with a limited expansion of gaming that will mean... hundreds of millions for schools in the baltimore area... and across the state... according to the department of legislative services. and with independent audits required by law... question seven means millions for maryland schools. guaranteed. >> jimmy: hey guillermo, what are you doing? >> guillermo: i'm nominating myself for the toyota hall of fame: legends of fantasy football, where regular people like me can be fantasyootball heroes. >> jimmy: i play fantasy football too! >> guil
CNN
Sep 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
even need harry potter's magic. j.k. rowling's new book is on sale today, but is it worth all the hype? >>> and where is this rare white whale headed, next. (push button tone)fterno. this is stacy from springfield. oh whoa. hello? yes. i didn't realize i'd be talking to an actual person. you don't need to press "0," i'm here. reach a person, not a prompt whenever you call chase sapphire. get two times the points on dining in restaurants with chase sapphire preferred. >>> good morning. welcome back to "starting point." some top stories to tell you about this morning. congressman todd akin suggested that women could turn off conception in what he called a case of legitimate rape. but he's picked up more support for his beleaguered senate campaign. jim demint and rick santorum are urging voters to back akin and help republicans win the senate. >>> a new york gay couple is suing a conservative group in federal court. they claim the group, public advocate of the united states, stole a photograph of them kissing from their blog and then used it in a mailer to illustrate what it calls the evi
FOX
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am PDT
improvement. but there is a big change in where they are shopping. >>> and j.k. rowlings returning to writing. and tada, thursday is now... a ham & cheese crescent roll-up wonder pillsbury crescents, let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> it's a mixed open on wall street as investors are keeping an eye on europe with protesters in athens and madrid. we learned home sales dipped slightly from july. but the median amount sold to nearly $257,000. right now on wall street, the dow is currently down 4. nasdaq is down 34. s&p also down 4. >>> meanwhile, sales of home improvement items are going through the roof according to a new ibm study. home depot reported its highest quart terly earnings in five years. but moist sales are online according to the research. the report shows sales were up 30% in july and 26% in august. buying anything from paint to furniture outpaced back to school spending in september. >>> 7:4
PBS
Sep 27, 2012 10:00pm PDT
commandments on how to approach job interviews. find that on making sense. "harry potter" author j.k. rowling's first novel for adults is out. find reaction on our art beat page. and ray suarez moderated a discussion in columbia university on the future of aids treatment. you can watch that on the rundown. all that and more is on our web site: newshour.pbs.org. >> brown: and again, to our honor roll of american service personnel killed in the afghanistan conflict. we add them as their deaths are made official and photographs become available. here, in silence, are nine more. >> brown: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening with mark shields and david brooks among others. thank you and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possi
NBC
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. rowling went on sale today. not only is -- j.k. rowling went on sale today. not only is it her first full length book, it's her first novel for adults. a casual vacancy is about the death of a local government official and includes references to drugs and sex. the book/no. 1 on amazon.com and is getting mixed reviews. >>> want some tv with those frees? mcdonald's is putting something new -- fries? mcdonald's is putting something new on the menu, television. the fast food giant is launching the m channel in its restaurant featuring news, sports, entertainment, even local programming. right now the m channel is only being shown in a handful of stores, but it could expand nationwide within the next 18 months. >>> coming up a man's facial hair becomes a not so secret ingredient at an oregon brewery. top? >> we have some showers and thunderstorms off to the west. we're okay in the immediate metro area. let me show you radar. some of these are producing hail. we have reports of hail in shenandoah. is here all headed up east, northeast up 81. >> up next a store clerk brings a four-pack of b
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